Past Coalition Advocacy Announcements

 

Coalition Applauds STEM Focus in FY 2018 EIR Awards

Over the past week, the Department of Education rolled out their FY 2018 grant awards for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. The EIR grants […]

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Coalition Co-Hosts Briefing on ESSA Title IV, Part A Grants

The STEM Education Coalition, in conjunction with the Title IV, Part A Coalition, the College Board, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) held a […]

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Senate CTE Bill Needs More STEM Focus

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, released the following statement on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee moving legislation […]

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Coalition, ATEC, and Spartan College Meet with Federal Leaders on Aviation Workforce Issues

On June 13, representatives from the STEM Education Coalition, Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology  met with policy staff from […]

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STEM Education Coalition to Join Landmark White House Gathering of Nationwide STEM Leaders

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit […]

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Coalition Leads 100+ Organizations in STEM Funding Request

The STEM Education Coalition rallied 100+ education, professional, and business organizations to sign on to a letter to congressional appropriators. The letter thanks appropriators for […]

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Coalition Praises STEM focus of Better Deal Agenda

The STEM Education Coalition’s Executive Director, James Brown, issued a statement today praising the STEM focus of the Better Deal agenda, released today by House […]

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Coalition Supports House Bill to Realign NSF Education Grants

The STEM Education Coalition has voiced support for H.R. 5509, the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act. James Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition […]

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Coalition Supports Education Priorities in Omnibus

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition released the following statement upon the release of the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: “We are pleased […]

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Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes House

The House of Representatives voted  to unanimously pass H.R. 3397 Building Blocks of STEM Act.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Jacky Rosen (NV-3), instructs the […]

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Coalition Director Speaks on Learning Pathways at Arkansas STEM Summit

Coalition Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown delivered a speech at the Second Arkansas STEM Summit about STEM learning pathways in line […]

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On “Science Day in Congress”, House Passes Three Bi-Partisan STEM Bills Affecting Veterans, Women, and Early Learners

Yesterday, on what House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) declared “Science Day in Congress”, the House passed three bi-partisan pieces […]

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Tax Bill Dropping Grad Tax Provision

Good news!  Multiple outlets are reporting that the tax bill will not include a controversial provision making graduate school tuition grants taxable income.  The Coalition, […]

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STEM Education Coalition Statement on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

This week, the House Education and Workforce Committee will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, a comprehensive […]

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Coalition Makes Recommendations on Dept. of Ed. Grantmaking

Earlier this week, the STEM Education Coalition responded to Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed priorities for the Department of Education. The Department uses these priorities to […]

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House STEM Bills look to increase access to STEM Education for veterans, women, girls, and early learners

Tomorrow morning, the House Science and Technology Committee is marking up a bi-partisan package of several STEM-related bills that pertain to the National Science Foundation. […]

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Coalition Leads Effort to Support STEM Funding Under ESSA

The STEM Education Coalition signed onto two targeted letters to Congressional appropriators in support of federal funding for Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment […]

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Policy Forum Hosts Briefing on STEM in State ESSA Plans

This morning, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with Battelle/STEMx. The briefing, entitled STEM in the States: Impacts of the […]

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Coalition Lauds Forever GI Bill Signing

Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed The Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 or ‘Forever GI Bill’ into law. James Brown, the Executive Director […]

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STEM in ESSA Plans: Early Analyses

Two education organizations have released early analyses of state education plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reports focus on how states are […]

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Coalition Executive Director Testifies at House Science Committee

Today, the Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, James Brown, testified at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and […]

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Coalition Proudly Supports STEM GI Bill Benefits for Veterans

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, released the following statement on H.R. 3218, The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Assistance Act, or Forever […]

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Dept. of Education Responds to Coalition’s Concerns About Science Accountability

On June 23, the STEM Education Coalition expressed strong concerns to the Department of Education (ED) that the first round of ED feedback sent to […]

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Coalition Urges White House on OSTP Nominations

The STEM Education Coalition co-signed a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate highly-qualified individuals to serve in the Office of Science and Technology Policy […]

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STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum Hosts Hill Briefing

On May 10, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing, entitled “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the […]

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Coalition Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget: “Our Coalition is disappointed in the Budget’s choice of priorities […]

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Senate Appropriations Holds STEM Education Hearing

On March 15, the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled, “STEM […]

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Coalition Recommendations to President Trump and Secretary DeVos on STEM Issues

On March 13, the STEM Education Coalition sent letters to President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The letters outline the Coalition’s policy […]

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Coalition Statement on Women in STEM Bills

The STEM Education Coalition is very pleased that President Trump will sign a pair of bipartisan bills into law that will authorize NASA and the […]

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Secretary-designate DeVos Answers STEM Education Questions

After Secretary-designate DeVos’ confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Education Committee, several senators submitted additional follow-up questions to be answered before her final confirmation vote. […]

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STEM Education Questions for Betsy DeVos

This week, the U.S. Senate will begin the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos. Mrs. DeVos was nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump for Secretary of Education. […]

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Coalition Sends ESSA Letter to State Policymakers

Today, the STEM Education Coalition sent a letter to state policymakers across the nation. The letter outlines the Coalition’s recommendations for the state-level implementation of […]

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Policy Forum Hosts Connected STEM Learning Briefing

On Tuesday, the STEM Education Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Connected STEM Learning: Transitioning to a New Vision of Delivering STEM Education.” […]

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Memo to President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

Today the STEM Education Coalition sent its transition memo entitled, “STEM Education, Good Jobs, and American Prosperity,” to President-Elect Trump’s transition team. The document outlines […]

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New State Toolkit for Afterschool and Informal STEM Advocates

October 26, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum and the Afterschool Alliance have collaborated to develop a toolkit of materials to help advocates make the […]

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The Hill: A Decade Is Way Too Long to Wait

On Tuesday, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, James Brown, along with David Evans, the Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association wrote […]

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STEM Education Coalition Applauds House on Perkins CTE Passage

The STEM Education Coalition commends the House for bipartisan progress on the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.  The House bill contains […]

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STEM Education Coalition Signs Afterschool STEM Hub Letter to State Policymakers

The STEM Education Coalition was a signatory on a letter sent to state education policymakers by the Afterschool STEM Hub, an alliance of local, state […]

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STEM Education Coalition Praises House Action to Fund Key ESSA Program to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on this week’s action by the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee bill to fund the […]

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STEM Education Coalition Statement on Senate’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act: “We commend the Senate […]

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STEM Education Coalition Expresses Disappointment with Senate Education Subcommittee Funding Level

June 7, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on today’s Senate Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee bill to fund the Department […]

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STEM Ed Coalition Sends ESSA Guidance Recommendations to Dept. of Education

On Wednesday, the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council sent feedback to the U.S. Department of Education on the implementation of STEM-related provisions in the Every […]

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Informal STEM Education 101: What We Know and Don’t: The State of the Art on Research on Outcomes in Informal STEM Education

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum joined the National Science Teachers Association,  Afterschool Alliance, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Battelle, Education Development Center, the Society […]

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The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving STEM Education

April 27, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition today publicly released “The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving Science, Technology, […]

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STEM Education Coalition Budget Priorities for FY17 Budget

Last week, the STEM Ed Coalition issued its final letter to appropriators on the FY17 budget. The letter included the Coalition’s budget priorities and specific […]

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STEM Education Coalition Releases 2015 Annual Report

The STEM Education Coalition today published it’s Annual Report for 2015. The report highlights the Coalition’s activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of its work over […]

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Recommendations on STEM Education Prepared for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

The STEM Education Coalition has produced a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the 2016 Presidential candidates.  The Coalition’s recommendations cover broad principles for formulating […]

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Coalition Joins in Call for Action on Career and Technical Education Legislation

The STEM Education Coalition has joined over 400 educational organizations, private businesses, and professional societies in a joint letter asking Congress to reauthorize the Carl […]

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STEM Highlights of FY2016 Omnibus Budget Deal

As the year comes to end, Congress is considering the final loose ends on 2016 federal funding. Included in the over 2000 page appropriations bill […]

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President Signs ESSA Bill

As President Obama said, “We need more bills like this!” The STEM Education Coalition, along with several of its members, was invited to attend the […]

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Informal STEM Education 101: Public-Private Partnerships & Measures of Success

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum joined the National Science Teachers Association, American Chemical Society, Afterschool Alliance, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Education Development Center, […]

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STEM Education Coalition Supports Every Student Succeeds Act

Today, the House will take up the conference report for Every Student Succeeds Act. The STEM Education Coalition issued the following public statement of support […]

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Coalition Analysis of Key STEM Provisions in ESSA

This analysis walks sequentially through the Every Student Succeeds Act section-by- section highlighting the major STEM provisions. You can see the full text of the […]

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STEM Education Coalition Praises ESEA Conference Agreement, Progress

Today, congressional education leaders completed a two-day conference process to resolve differences between House and Senate passed legislation to rewrite the 13 year-old No Child […]

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Group of 19 Bipartisan Senators Urge Support for STEM in ESEA

A bi-partisan group of 19 US Senators joined together in support of keeping key STEM provisions from the Senate’s version of the Elementary and Secondary Education […]

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Coalition Supports Modernizing Aviation Education Regulations

The STEM Education Coalition joined others in the aerospace and aerospace education world through a joint letter supporting a request for additional time to develop a detailed […]

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Coalition Submits Key Principles on Perkins Reauthorization

In response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions beginning to review and prepare legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical […]

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Policymaker Interview Series: Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

This October, Congress passed The STEM Education Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX21) and Committee […]

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Coalition Praises Bipartisan Support by 34 House Members for STEM in ESEA

October 8, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on a bipartisan letter coauthored by U.S. Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Joe Courtney […]

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Rep. Courtney Takes to House Floor for STEM Ed

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STEM Ed Coalition Praises STEM Focus in ECCA/ESEA Bill

As the Senate begins floor consideration of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECCA) this week, the STEM Education Coalition recently praised the bill’s focus on […]

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Senate ESEA Push Yields Huge Victory for STEM Education

April 21, 2015 Last week the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee unanimously approved the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill that would comprehensively […]

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Coalition Statement on House's America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Act

April 20, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following public statement in advance of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s legislative hearing tomorrow […]

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Over 90 Organizations Sign Letter in Support of STEM Education as an ESEA Priority

The STEM Coalition and over 90 other organizations from across the country have signed a letter to Senate HELP Committee leaders urging support for STEM education […]

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Coalition Statement on Senate ESEA Bill, Franken-Kirk-Murray Bipartisan STEM Amendment

The Coalition released the following statements on the Every Child Achieves Act and Franken-Kirk-Murray Amendment to the Senate’s ESEA bill: Every Child Achieves Act: While […]

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Coalition Supports Perkins CTE Act Reauthorization

The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress about the critical role of STEM education in the US. Current workforce demands are changing […]

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Coalition Opposes Passage of Student Success Act, Supports Successful Workforce Amendment

February 25, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on House consideration of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5): “The STEM Education Coalition […]

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Coalition Supports Passage of the STEM Education Act

February 24, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement in support of the STEM Education Act (H.R 1020): “The STEM Education Act is […]

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Coalition Statement on FY16 Budget Proposal

The Coalition issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request, which would provide more than $3 billion for STEM […]

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Write to Congress: Support STEM Education as a National Priority

TO ALL STEM ADVOCATES: Congress is now considering legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, otherwise know as No Child Left Behind. A […]

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Coalition Issues Priorities for ESEA, Reacts to Alexander Proposal

January 16, 2015 The STEM Education Coalition today sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate education committees outlining key principles that […]

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Coalition Issues Statement on Final FY15 Spending Bill

December 12, 2014 The STEM Education Coalition, a broad alliance of more than 600 education, business, and professional organizations issued the following statement today on […]

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Broad Array of STEM Organizations Support Common Standards in Math, Science

December 3, 2014:The STEM Education Coalition has joined with a diverse group of professional, educational, and business organizations in issuing a join statement of support […]

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US Reps Kilmer & Bucshon Encourage Continued Development of National AP Engineering Course

The STEM Ed Coalition and its Members have worked with the offices of Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA06) and Larry Bucshon (IN08) on the importance of […]

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Coalition Praises House Action on STEM Education Act

July 14, 2014 Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031), a bipartisan bill developed by […]

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Coalition Offers Recommendations to White House on STEM Policy

June 25th, 2014: Today the STEM Education Coalition forwarded an extensive set of recommendations to the Obama Administration on STEM policies and programs at the […]

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Rep. Joe Garcia Introduces I-STEM Network Legislation

June 19, 2014: Last week, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) introduced the Innovative STEM Networks Act, a bill that will provide competitive grant opportunities to states […]

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Coalition Issues Statement in Strong Support of Common Standards

May 22, 2014 Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued a statement today in support of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and the Next […]

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Coalition Submits Testimony for Senate Innovation Hearing

April 29, 2013 The STEM Education Coalition submitted lengthy written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee for its hearing today entitled “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments.” […]

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Coalition Issues 2014 Update to Core Policy Principles to Improve STEM Education

April 17, 2014 The STEM Education Coalition today issued a 2014 update to its Core Policy Principles, the document the Coalition uses to guide its […]

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Coalition Supports Merkley-Franken STEM Appropriations Letter

Washington, DC— The Coalition urged U.S. Senators this week to sign a letter supporting funding for the Math and Science Partnership program at the Department of […]

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Coalition Statement on FIRST Act

Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the FIRST Act, a bill introduced by the House Science, Space, and Technology Majority.  […]

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Coalition Responds to Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal

March 5, 2014 Washington, DC:  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget proposal: “We […]

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Coalition Response to President’s State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014 Washington, DC-  The STEM Education Coalition issued the following response to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address: “In his State […]

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$1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill Addresses Key STEM Issues

January 17, 2013 Washington, DC:  This week, Congress passed a $1.1 Trillion Omnibus spending bill that will fund the federal government through the end of Fiscal Year […]

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Check out the Coalition’s written testimony to the House Science Committee on STEM ed policies and the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.

See a copy of the Coalition’s testimony here Other witnesses:  Sarewitz Testimony KilleenTestimony  Background materials:   11 13 13 FIRST Act Charter  11 1 13 FIRST Act […]

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House Science Committee Leaders Circulate Discussion Drafts of Legislation to Reauthorize the America COMPETES Act

Here are links to the discussion drafts: FIRST Act of 2013 (Republican Proposal) America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Democratic Proposal)

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STEM Ed Coalition Invited to Testimony at House Hearing on Interagency STEM Programs

COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING    TIME                         DATE                                                             PLACE 10:00 a.m.                  Wednesday, November 13, 2013                  2318 […]

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STEM Education Coalition Statement on Student Success Act

To All House Offices: The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on House consideration of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5): “STEM education […]

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STEM Ed Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Immigration Bill

To All Congressional Offices- The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on Senate Passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744): […]

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Statement by STEM Education Coalition on Student Success Act

Statement on the House Republican Student Success Act: “Our Coalition has worked for many years to advocate for the inclusion of student performance in science […]

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Minnesota Education Group Applaud Sen. Franken’s Efforts to Champion STEM Education

June 7, 2013 The Honorable Al Franken U.S. Senate 309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Dear Senator Franken: On behalf of the Minnesota […]

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STEM Ed Coalition Statement on Strengthening America’s Schools Act ESEA Legislation

To All Senate Offices- The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension’s will soon meet to mark-up the Strengthening America’s Schools Act, a bill […]

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Coalition Urges Senate Judiciary Members to Support STEM Education Amendment

To Members of the Judiciary Committee-  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, we urge you to support the bipartisan Hatch #9 Amendment, which will […]

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Coalition Urges Senate Offices to Sign Merkley-Franken Dear Colleague Letter

To All Senate Offices:  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, I urge you to sign the Merkley-Franken Dear Colleague letter in support of FY2014 […]

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Coalition Supports Sen. Merkley’s STEM College and Career Ready Budget Amendment

To All Senate Offices:  On behalf of the STEM Education Coalition, I urge you to support the Merkley Amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution to […]

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